IOM Mid Week Handicap
There was a big discrepancy between the weather forecasted for today and what we got. Promised was 20 degrees, sunny and 10 knots plus of wind. What eventuated was 14 degrees, gloomy cloud, a shower or two and less than 2 knots all day. Nevertheless 14 skippers took to the water today and we made the best of what the day had to offer.
Wayne Behrens took on the PRO position and set courses which provided for good racing despite the conditions. Thanks to Buzzy and also to John Murrell who assisted today.
Racing was sensibly called off after six races when it looked like the wind had abandoned us. In a six race series competitors discard one race. (The rule used here is: If four races are held there is 1 discard, if eight races are held there are 2 discards, if twelve races are held there are 3 discards etc.)
It was a good day for the longer handicapped boats with top honors going to Ian Hey. Bodge has been quite a familiar figure on the podium recently and this win follows some solid results at Monday’s Woodies regatta.
Second place went to Kim Potter who may just have given away the winners glory by heading home when the rain came at lunch-time and so missing the last race.
Today’s third place welcomes Martin Svensen to the dais with two wins in today’s race tally. Congratulations to all.
There is still time to put in a late entry for Sunday’s Southern Tasmania IOM Championships.
The series will be raced at Montrose with briefing at 10:00 and button press at 10:30.
Next week’s Wednesday handicap at the Dam will be for DF95’s with button press at 11:00.
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